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Luncheon to celebrate the 10th birthday of the Go Red movement, raising awareness of heart disease in women.

Nearly 1,000 guests are expected to wear red and kick off the 10th birthday celebration of the Go Red movement at the Southern New England Go Red For Women Luncheon on February 14 at the Rhode Island Convention Center.

Dr. Nieca Goldberg, cardiologist, nationally recognized pioneer in women’s heart health, and a founder of the “Go Red For Women” campaign, is this year’s keynote speaker. Dr. Goldberg is the Medical Director of the Joan H. Tisch Center for Women’s Health at the NYU Langone Medical Center, as well as an author, radio show host, and a national spokesperson for the American Heart Association.

“As one of the founding members of Go Red For Women, I am honored to discuss the future of women’s healthcare at the Go Red For Women Luncheon this year. I have been volunteering with the American Heart Association for over 15 years. I understand the importance of this cause in the fight against heart disease and stroke,” Goldberg said.

The signature event of the Go Red movement, the Go Red For Women Luncheon focuses on raising awareness of heart disease in women while raising funds to fuel the mission of the American Heart Association. The event will feature a silent auction, cooking demos, health screenings, educational exhibitors and a heart-healthy luncheon.

The American Heart Association estimates that approximately 43 million women suffer from heart disease in the United States, with nearly 90 percent of women having one or more risk factors for developing cardiovascular issues. Heart disease kills more women each year than all types of cancer, combined.

For more information, please call 401/330-1715 or visit snegoredluncheon.heart.org.

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